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The founders of Aventus Healthcare established their first specialty pharmacy in 2012. Driven by a vision of transforming the delivery of healthcare services, Aventus rapidly expanded to include multiple pharmacies, medical practices, genetic, toxicology and clinical laboratories, and advanced medical billing and data analytics services. Currently, Aventus is developing AVENTUS MEDCI—a state-of-the-art medical campus scheduled to open in 2021.

An innovative approach and straightforward best practices mean Aventus Health is enabling more healthcare providers get the data, services and resources they need to deliver superior precision medicine. We are creating a powerful platform for delivering predictive and prescriptive analytics, informed by insights born of diverse laboratory testing—blood, toxicology, genetic and molecular. This complete ecosystem will enable new medical paradigms to evolve and grow to the benefit of every provider and their patients.

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Oliver Dawoud

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Oliver Dawoud co-founded Aventus Health in 2015 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since. Mr. Dawoud is responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy of Aventus health and oversees the development and expansion of Aventus Health branded and affiliated companies to include multiple genetics and diagnostic labs, collaborative programs, data analytics and billing services. Mr. Dawoud also co-founded Aventus Pharmacy in 2012 and remains a co-owner and adviser for this Orlando-based sterile compounding pharmacy. Mr. Dawoud is currently focused on directing the management of Aventus Health’s existing portfolio and evaluating new development and investment opportunities with the executive leadership team.

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Nagi Youssef, MD

President and Chairman

Dr. Nagi Youssef co-founded Aventus Health and currently serves as the company’s president and chairman. With degrees in medicine and surgery, Dr. Youssef practiced internal medicine for 25 years before moving his family to the U.S. in 1993. In 2005, he left his medical practice to teach, ultimately leading the development of a new curriculum for the Pharmacy Technicians Associates Program Seminole College. He also co-founded Aventus Pharmacy with his son Oliver Dawoud, and his recent focus has been overseeing the development of MEDCI, a state-of-the-art medical facility in Oviedo, Florida scheduled to open in 2021 and featuring an urgent care center, outpatient surgery, on-site pharmacy, research labs, sixty physician specialties and a conference center. Dr. Youssef is a member of the Winter Springs/Oviedo Chamber of Commerce.

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Nick Savas

Director of Operations

Biolabs, including all staffing and instrumentation. Prior to joining Aventus, he was a technical consultant with Medical Source Team, Inc., where he specialized in diagnostic laboratory compliance and licensure. Mr. Savas began his laboratory career at Castle Medical, at the time ranked fourth on INC 500’s list of fastest growing companies and first in the healthcare category. While there, he worked as an instrumentation specialist in the chemistry analyzer department to help physician offices obtain the appropriate licensure, equipment, personnel, and compliance documentation required for setting up an in-house laboratory. At Aventus Health, Mr. Savas additionally oversees the operations of Aventus Biolabs, consults on Aventus Health acquisitions and is working with external partners to develop a compliant and long lasting model for diagnostic laboratories.

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Michelle Taylor, MD

Laboratory Director

Dr. Michelle Taylor obtained her medical degree at Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine, one of the oldest and highest ranked Osteopathic programs in the country. She completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH and a fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Taylor previously served as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Laboratories at ApriHealth (formerly Transfuse Solutions) and acted as the Assistant Medical Director and Medical Director for other laboratories. As Medical Director at Aventus Biolabs, Dr. Taylor is able to apply her diverse background and experience in both entrepreneurial and corporate lab environments. She also continues to work with clinicians and data scientists at ApriHealth to derive hyper-personalized algorithms for patient blood management and laboratory test utilization.

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David Girgis

Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Girgis joined Aventus Health in 2018 to advise and counsel Aventus Health an all legal and business matters on a day to day basis. Prior to joining Aventus, Mr. Girgis was in-house counsel for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield where he specialized in overseeing transactional work for the company both internally and externally. Mr. Girgis began his healthcare law career at a hospital in NJ, in which he served as General Counsel to a failing hospital turned profitable. While there, he gained vast knowledge and experience on the provider side of healthcare which has in turn ultimately shaped his career as a valuable expert in the field. From there, the largest healthcare insurance payor in NYC recruited Mr. Girgis to come serve as its Assistant General Counsel in which he served for four years handling a wide variety of business related matters including but not limited to negotiating mult-million dollar deals on behalf of the company. David received his Bachelor’s degree from Saint John’s University (cum laude) and graduated from Rutgers School of Law. With over ten years of experience in healthcare both on the payor and provider side, Aventus is proud to have Mr. Girgis as its Chief Legal Officer to help navigate through the everchanging world of healthcare business and regulations.